Come to the Hard Rock for this nerd-glam wedding, stay for the s'mores bar

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Photos by Tuan H. Bui, Photographer

Chelle and Dave's wedding at Chicago's Hard Rock Hotel may look all glitz and glamour, but we got the inside scoop about the nerdiness that lurked below. (Thanks, Naturally Yours EventsThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them!) A good friend officiated the wedding, and guests filled out crossword-puzzle programs. A game-loving couple, Chelle and Dave sprinkled lots of other much-beloved faves throughout their wedding and reception. Keep your eyes peeled for LEGO and '80s movies references.

Of course, you'll want to take note of the non-nerdy details too. Chelle's brooch bouquet is full of heirloom pieces pitched in by family members. And that delectable-looking s'mores bar? I was told the couple's signature s'more was built with champagne marshmallows, raspberry dark chocolate, and gingersnap cookies.

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Vendors

Dessert: Katherine Anne Confections • DJ: Toast and Jam • Florist: Flowers by Stem • Hair and Makeup: Goddess Effect Artistry • Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth &bull Photographer: Tuan H. Bui, Photographer • Venue: Hard Rock Hotel • Videographer: Bokeh Line • Wedding Planner: Naturally Yours Events

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  1. What a fun looking wedding! Love the movie ticket escort cards and the Lego people ring holders.

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  2. That action photo of the groom donning his suit jacket… so cool.

    Also, *high five* for an heirloom-gathered brooch bouquet!

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    • Hi Valerie,

      I'm the bride from this wedding and the s'mores bar went over great! Had to argue with the hotel a bit to be allowed to have open flames but our guests loved the make your own experience of it and it was so much cheaper than a wedding cake!

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